New Community to Include 178 Residences | Virginia Business

When the National Lutheran Home, a 300-bed nursing home in Washington, D.C., moved to Rockville, Md., in 1980, it was able to expand its operations to include independent and assisted-living facilities for adults ages 60 and up. After completing the Wescott II cottages in Maryland in 2008, the nonprofit group began focusing on its long-held dream of a sister community in Virginia.rn
The site requirements were specific: 50 to 100 acres; shovel-ready, with water and sewer hookups; near a major hospital; and with room to grow.rnrnWhen it opens in 2013, the $78 million Village at Orchard Ridge will offer residents three levels of accommodations and care ranging from independent living to skilled nursing. rnrnThe first phase of construction, which is being managed by Howard Shockey & Sons, will consist of 178 residences – 51 cottage homes and 127 apartments – around a village green. A community chapel will provide a place of worship and serve as a gathering place for musical, cultural and other events. There are also plans for dining venues, a wellness center, walking trails, areas for gardening and a general store.rnrn”The centerpiece of our community is in providing our residents choice and flexibility